Tennis Hot Shot winner Lucy Tunsted. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Tennis Hot Shot winner Lucy Tunsted. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

Lucy has shot at hot comp

CHINDERAH girl Lucy Tunsted, a member of Murwillumbah Tennis Club, will join 12 of Australia's most enthusiastic and passionate young players as nominees in the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year competition.

Running throughout the year, each month the competition recognises and rewards an ANZ Tennis Hot Shots participant who best demonstrates the spirit of tennis through their participation, enthusiasm and enjoyment of the game.

ANZ has rewarded each of the nominees with a VIP trip to the Australian Open, where they will play on the same courts as the world's best players.

They also each receive an equipment pack.

"I was on the Hot Shots website and found the competition to go to the Australian Open," Lucy said.

"I am counting down the sleeps. I love tennis so this is going to be an incredible experience.

"I have learned so many different tennis skills from my coach this year, so having the opportunity to watch the best players in the world will be amazing."

While in Melbourne, Lucy, along with her mum, will attend an official Hot Shots Awards Night at the Melbourne Zoo, play on Rod Laver Arena and watch superstars of the game battle it out on court.

"I will be happy to see any of the players. They are all great, but my idol is the amazing Victoria Azarenka," Lucy said.

Lucy started playing tennis two and a half years ago after her cousin, Toby, started playing tennis.

"I tried it and loved it," she said.

Lucy has been training hard on the tennis court and was named most improved girl at her tennis club.

"I would love to play in a big tournament," she said.

For more information about the Tennis Hot Shots program visit hotshots.tennis.com.au/.



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